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Laverne (Brooks) Lee

November 26, 1955 ~ July 30, 2020 (age 64)

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Laverne Brooks Lee, affectionately known to many as "Lady Red", was born on November 26, 1955 to the Late Richard and Martha Brooks in Homosassa, Florida.  She attended school from kindergarten to sixth grade at Booker T. Washington followed by Crystal River Middle and High School.  Laverne met and married Enoch Lee Jr from Waycross, Georgia on November 26, 1977.  Laverene worked many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.  Laverne attended worship services at Unity of Christ Written in Heaven for many years. Laverne was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Ida Mae Brooks, Lola Gainer, Irene Simmons, Dorothy Carter, Vileatha Owens, Lillian Oliver and  Dora Mae  Hollis; brothers, Charlie Brooks, Leon Brooks, Earl Brooks, Mack Charles Brooks and Richard Lee Brooks.  On Thursday, July 30, God called Laverne home to rest.   Laverne leaves to mourn her death: two daughters, Catrice Patterson (Timothy) and Debra Lee; one son, Strother  Natteal IV (Mae);  sisters, Leather Ruiz, and Faye Brooks; brother, Charles Brooks (Ida), whom was like a 2nd father to her; seven grandchildren, Neal Natteal, Marya Natteal, Strother Natteal V, Jessica Patterson, Oneal Patterson, Jasmine, Gina Bivins, Jaheim Patterson and Rhianna Shank; and her companion, David Harrison; sisters-in-law, Berta Brooks, Myra Brooks and Elouise Brooks; brother-in-law, Daniel Gainer; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other sorrowing relatives and friends. 

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August 7, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Independent House of God Church of the Living God, Pillar and Ground of the Truth
557 NE Second Avenue
Crystal River, FL 34429

Celebration of Life
August 8, 2020

11:00 AM
First Assembly of God (Inverness)
4201 S. Pleasant Grove Road
Inverness, FL 34452

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